Full name Adam James Ball
Born March 1, 1993, Greenwich, London
Current age 24 years 28 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Kent, Kent 2nd XI, Kent Academy, Kent Under-13s, Kent Under-15s, Kent Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, Apr 26-29, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jul 17-20, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Kent at Chester-le-Street, Sep 4, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||West Indies Under-19s v Kent at North Sound, Feb 12, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Somerset at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Kent v Surrey at Tunbridge Wells, Jul 15, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/24, 25||Kent||v W Indies U19||North Sound||12 Feb 2017||LA|
|3, 0/5||Kent||v Windward Is||Coolidge||10 Feb 2017||LA|
|0||Kent||v W Indies U19||North Sound||2 Feb 2017||LA|
|40*||Kent||v Windward Is||Coolidge||31 Jan 2017||LA|
|0*||Kent||v Trinidad & T||North Sound||29 Jan 2017||LA|
|103||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Beckenham||12 Aug 2016||Other OD|
|35, 2/78, 41||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Beckenham||9 Aug 2016||Other|
|1/22, 81||Kent 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Cheltenham||5 Aug 2016||Other OD|
|7, 1/41, 41, 1/20||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Newport||26 Jul 2016||Other|
|0/38, 4||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Southampton||25 Jul 2016||Other OD|
Kent has high hopes for Adam Ball. A Kentish Man from Bexley, he made his name in league cricket at a very early age. He was drafted into England's Under-19 World Cup squad in January 2010 and, two years later, he captained the side in the 2012 tournament. An aggressive left-arm quick and an improving lower-order batsman, Ball models his style on an Australian, Mitchell Johnson, although he has named England's Andrew Flintoff as his favourite player.
Although a promising young footballer (he played for Arsenal's academy side from Under-9 to Under-12 level), cricket won his commitment and he was named as Young Player of the Year in the Kent League in 2009. He signed a three-year deal with Kent when aged just 16.
Having made nine first-class appearances in 2011, Ball did not figure in four-day cricket for Kent in 2012. But he showed his developing maturity by remaining cool under fire during nine T20 matches - ending up as Kent's leading wicket-taker in the competition with 12 victims at a highly respectable average of 18.
Injury hampered Ball's development in 2013, but in the last County Championship match of the season his career-best 69 runs contributed to a notable victory over promoted Lancashire.
Ravindra Jadeja overtaking Kapil Dev and Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon going past Lance Gibbs, and other stats highlights from day three of the Dharamsala Test
Stats highlights from India's win in Dharamsala, a victory that sealed the series for them
On a first-day pitch, Kuldeep Yadav outfoxed three Australian top-order batsmen with guile and his natural attributes
Steven Smith's batting form has been so sublime that every time he goes out to bat, he exemplifies why he is a cut above the rest
Australia had come to India well-prepared, and had competed for three-and-a-half Tests, but the middle session of the third day disrupted all their diligence
With his sound defence and willingness to bat time, the opening batsman now has the most Test runs for Australia before the age of 21